I'm Putting My Black Leggings on Hold for This Athleisure Trend

In my mind, anything that's good enough to make me put my go-to black leggings at the bottom of the pile is a pretty big deal. I've relied on my classic black athleisure clothing for so long, so anything activewear trend that attempts to come between me and my black leggings is probably one worth talking about. If you've paid even the slightest bit of attention to trends this spring, you'll know that soft pastel hues saturated everything from denim to shoes. So it may come as no surprise that summer's biggest athleisure trend is all about embracing these soft shades.

But I'm not just talking about pastel-colored leggings. This season's colors are finding their way onto more unexpected items of athleisure clothing, too. Sage green sneakers and lavender exercise dresses are just a few of the items winning us over right now. And although we're seeing trendsetters from NYC to L.A. testing out colorful athleisure looks, it's even a trend that Princess Diana could get behind.

Ahead, see how to wear the pastel-colored athleisure trend now and shop our favorite pieces.

Bike shorts are quickly rising to athleisure fame, but it's a colorful pair like this that has us feeling the trend.

athleisure clothing for summer



We're loving bright jewel tones, too.

pastel athleisure clothing trend



Perfect for making your Saturday trip to the grocery store that much more stylish.

True athleisure trendsetters will pair their pastel joggers with more-polished separates.

summer activewear trends



Fanny pack + bike shorts = the athleisure look of 2018.

summer athleisure items



Sneakers are a totally achievable way to test out the trend.

Now see the legging trend we're recommending to all our friends.